What SAFENANO Scientific Services can provide
SAFENANO’s Scientific Services bring together multidisciplinary expertise in hazard assessment, exposure, toxicology, occupational hygiene and risk assessment, facilitating the responsible development of safe nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products by making use of an integrated approach combining research, review activities, expert opinion and best practice training.
We are based at the UK’s Institute of Occupational Medicine - a major independent centre of scientific excellence in the fields of occupational and environmental health, hygiene and safety.
We offer research, consultancy, laboratory and field services to help ensure that people’s health is not damaged by conditions at work or in the environment, including:
- Particle detection & analysis - using a combination of industry-standard and state-of-the-art instruments and techniques to provide the data needed to inform risk assessment and risk management decisions;
- Product safety and toxicology services – helping industry understand and minimise the health and environmental risks from the nanomaterials manufactured, used or incorporated into products;
- Duty of care advisory services - designed to help industry, commerce and the public sector maintain a healthy workplace and to comply with regulation such as REACH, Health & Safety at Work, and Food Safety amongst others;
- Information assessment and review services – covering the breadth of nanotechnology EHS and emerging issues, built on IOM’s many years of conducting reviews and preparing position papers for a variety of audiences in the private and public sector.